By This Is Africa on May 27, 2015 — A Kenyan lawyer has offered an assortment of livestock to US President Barack Obama for his daughter Malia’s hand in marriage. This comes just over month before Obama makes his first trip to Kenya as president
It appears that Malia Obama, US President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter has, in her short life, acquired fervent male fans who have made offers for her hand in marriage.
The latest is Felix Kiprono, a Kenyan lawyer, who has reportedly offered 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats to be betrothed to the 16 year-old girl. Even though reports have not mentioned his age, it’s somewhat unsettling to think that someone would have that kind of interest in a child.
Kiprono hopes to put his intentions to President Obama during his July visit to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, in July. According to The Nairobian, his offer is serious quite serious.
“I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price,” he said.
He said that, if everything goes according to plan, he will treat her like a queen.
“If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliché of popping champagne. Instead, I will surprise her with mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk. As an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head,” he said.
Barack Obama is not the first US president to receive an offer for his daughter. In 2000, 45 year-old Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor wrote to then-president Bill Clinton, offering 20 cows and 40 goats for his daughter Chelsea’s hand in marriage. He unfortunately died last year from a fatal encounter with an elephant in Kenya.